Friday, March 17, 2017


This video will tell you that we are not taking Lyme Disease serious enough.
Fellow trail runner, Eric M. sent this video along with the e-mail below.
Outdoor enthusiasts need to be educated. Mary's sister in New York has had Lyme Disease twice, and a friend of ours in London is starting to recover after battling with Lyme Disease for 4 years. She was close to death at one point and has spent a lot of time in a wheelchair.
Most of the problem, an I've heard a number of times, is that testing in Canada is inadequate and Lyme Disease is often not diagnosed early enough.
Thanks. See you out there soon.

Take action and click the link listed below to sign the on-line petition to take action NOW rather than the wait and see attitude now in place by pour health care professionals and government agencies. NOW 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Trail Run + Guided Tour of Museum of Ontario Archaeology.

Because I know trail  runners love culture, this just in from Kevin G.

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Trail Run + Guided Tour of Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
Join us at the Soiled Sports group run through the Medway Valley Heritage Forest, followed by a coffee and downtime at Farm Boy. We will be heading over to the museum for 10 a.m., where we will enjoy a guided 1.5-hour tour of the building and grounds, at an affordable cost.  If you are not able to make the run, join us for coffee and the tour or just the tour itself – R.S.V.P. required since space is limited.

Time: Run at 8 a.m. sharp (Medway Valley Heritage Forest), Breakfast and coffee at Farm Boy at about 9:15 a.m., Museum Tour at 10 a.m.

Trail Head and Museum Location: 1600 Attawandaron Rd, London Ontario.  N6G 3M6
Farm Boy Location: 1415 Beaverbook Ave.

Museum Tour Cost: $5.00 per person

R.S.V.P.:  Since tour space is limited, please e-mail to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Look Hot, Feel Cool

NEW - Titan Lite Trail Running Jacket  

With only days left in February, we are being spoiled with very spring like temperatures.

This of course gets us all itching for the Soiled Sport Trail Running Season to start so we can rotate to all the great trails around the city as a group.
For all the newbies to the trail  running list, from late March to the end of October we rotate our Saturday runs to various trails around London and the occasional road trip to trails in the St.Thomas area. And from November to March we stick to the Medway Trail as our winter hiatus. (as the parking lot is plowed of snow and we don't spend time pushing stuck cars after our runs)

It is well known that trail runners are very conscious of how good they look while running trails and purchase their running attire accordingly.
(OK, I am just joking, we dress to stay dry & warm and to hell what we look  like)
But I thought I would share some new products coming available in the all new 'Columbia-Montrail' brand of clothing  and footwear lines.
As you may know Montrail has been a sponsor of the Vulture Bait Trail Races for the last 14 years and when Columbia Sportswear purchased this trail running shoe company, they too came on board to be part of the best trail race.
I have been wearing Montrail shoes for close to 20 years and now they have added trail running clothing to the line up, so I offer you a look some of the just released items.
This endorsement is not only because they are a great sponsor of the Vulture Bait Trail Races, but because I do like the quality of the product and the trail running focus of the brand.

Looking for a new running jacket?
The recently introduced Titan Lite trail running jacket is fantastic.
First off it is so freaking light in weight. And it is so soft and pliable as well, so you don't feel like you are wearing a jacket at all.
But best yet is that it has "Omni-Shield" that makes it resist rain and stains, plus the all new "Omni-Freeze" technology that is sweat activated to create a cooling effect to the body. The way I sweat, I am all in on this one.
It also folds up into its own pocket so it packs extremely small.
This new jacket has a retail price of $149.00 but using your London Pacer invitation to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, you steal it for $75.00 .....Start the Car.....Start the Car!!
Also released is trail running shirts in long and short sleeves that also offer up the new Omni-Freeze technology.
Updates to the Montrail trail  running shoes, is the re-branding to 'Montrail by Columbia'. The same great aggressive tread in a grippy rubber compound that makes it a true trail running shoe. Some added features of the water proofing and of course new colours this season as well.
Again, with your London Pacer invitation to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store you save big time.
For those who are not London Pacers, I have a limited amount of Guest Passes that I will make available to Soiled Sport trail runners who wish to add to their trail running attire.
These will be on a first come basis and you have to show up at a Saturday morning or Wednesday evening trail run.
Trail Running Shirt featuring the new Omni-Freeze technology

Montrail Trail Shoe

Monday, January 30, 2017

We want to make trail running great again!!

It's hard to believe that the Vulture Bait Trail Races will be turning 15 this October.
And since we love to accept your cash real early (plus we like you) we offer a fifteen (15) day early entry discount.
From the first day of February to the end of the business day of the 15th, we offer you a $15.00 discount off our already ridiculously low price when entering on-line.
On-line entry only.
(But if you want to give me cash after a trail run, there will be handling charge of one chocolate cheese cake per entry.)
Don't forget we have a cap of 300 entries and we sell out early.
Here is the link to our on-line entry that will  go live on February 1st.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Trail Run Motivation - DJI Phantom 2

2016 is winding down, and 2017 almost here, I wish to thank all of the trail runners who have come out and made this such an incredible group to be part of.
What started out as just a small splinter group looking to train during the summer heat for the fall marathon season on cooler wooded trails, has transformed into a very diverse group of incredible people. Even those who have moved away, make a point of dropping in on a trail run when they come back to visit family and friends.
And it is always a pleasure to hear a new trail runner to our Soiled Sport group comment that they never knew that these trails were even here in London.
With so many of you sharing your trail race experiences through out the year, is very motivating to me and I am sure to others.
Our motto: "No Cost, No Support and No Sympathy" is far from being true. It is proven over and over again.
The cost is how the trail runners make sure every one is accounted for at the end of a run,
The support is shown by the regulars making sure the newbies are welcomed and offered tips and encouragement
The sympathy is shown when on the rare occasion a runner is injured, there is a concerted effort to help them and offer aid and comfort.
Have a safe and happy holiday.... and hope to see you on the trails.

Don't Quit!
Suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Mohamma Ali

Monday, October 31, 2016

Champagne and Mars Bar 2016

As usual the turn out for anything that includes liquor and chocolate, they come out of the wood work.
Thanks to all of the Soiled Sport Trail Running group for making our Saturday mornings an event  to get our asses out of bed.
As of now, we will run Medway Trail for the winter months, and kick off the 2017 trail running season in March.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Biggest Small Race

The Turkey Trot 
A London Pacer tradition that keeps on growing that has a 2K Cross Country that attracts hundreds of young runners as well as their parents.
Followed by a very competitive 6K All Age Cross Country Race.
Monday October 10th - Thanksgiving Morning
Registration starts at 8:30 am 
The 2K race is only $5.00 per person
The 6K race is only $6.00 per person
Arrive early to register as the turnout last year had over 500 runners
Race Start Times:
2K: 10:00 am
6K: 10:30 am
For more details go to London Pacers Web Site